Stop playing politics with women’s health
On Tuesday morning, Susan G. Komen Vice President Karen Handel announced she was resigning over last week’s decision to cut funding (and then reinstate it) to Planned Parenthood.
Despite Komen’s attempts to climb out of the massive PR hole they dug for themselves, as recently as yesterday, Mitt Romney decided to bring his own shovel and dig deeper.
The GOP presidential hopeful said, "I also feel that the government should cut off funding to Planned Parenthood. Look, the idea that we're subsidizing an institution which is providing abortion, in my view, is wrong. Planned Parenthood ought to stand on their own feet, and should not get government subsidy."
Yikes. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg with Romney. Check out the EMILY’s List GOP Presidential Scorecard to learn about Romney’s other positions on issues that most affect women and families.
EMILY’s List President, Stephanie Schriock responded, “American women notice when you care more about winning a primary than you care about their health. We’re watching, we vote, and we’re going to re-elect President Obama and send even more Democratic women to Congress to build a more progressive America.”
To find about more about EMILY’s List’s position on the Komen saga, make sure you watch Jess McIntosh on Countdown with Keith Olbermann.